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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Daniel Schnur
A string of legal cases against lawmakers that include two Democrats facing political corruption charges has magnified the usually quiet race for the office overseeing California elections and campaign fundraising.
Four candidates vying to be the next secretary of state offered competing visions on Wednesday for controlling political fundraising and how they would best improve access and transparency for California elections.
A judge upheld a challenge from Democrats on Thursday, stopping a former Republican strategist running for secretary of state from appearing on ballots as a political reform advocate.
"If you were to take all the reform proposals out of the Legislature and put them in one place, they would add up to almost one complete fig leaf," said Dan Schnur, a former Republican strategist and Fair Political Practices Commission chairman who is running for secretary of state as an independent.
He said he would use the position as a bully pulpit to call for more ethics reforms and increased funding for enforcement.